Contact Us

For information or questions regarding the EGUSD Time of Remembrance website, please contact project coordinators Gail Desler or Kathleen Watt or leave a comment below.

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  1. I am one of the children in the school picture on Reiko Nagumo’s site. It was the second grade at Los Feliz Elementary School. My name then was Geraldine Clove and I’m pictured with Reiko, Tommy Barrington, Barbara Gubser and a couple of others. I would love to contact Reiko. I’ve never forgotten when she left to be interned, but, more importantly, the day she was able to return to the school. Do you have information I could use to contact her?

    • Hello Jerri,
      Thank you so much for your comment. We are thrilled to meet a classmate from Reiko’s photo. Every time we listen to Reiko’s interview we are impressed and inspired by the way she was welcomed back to Los Feliz Elementary School, both by teachers and former classmates. For many internees, a warm welcome was not what they received when they returned to their communities. In Reiko’s words, your “actions spoke volumes.”

      We will be happy to contact Reiko with your information.

  2. My name is Kathleen B. Jones and I am a member of the steering committee for the Imagining America conference that will be held at UC-Davis in October 2017. We are seeking site-based workshops and I have been browsing your resources on the TOR website and thought you might like to put in a proposal to present a workshop on using these resources to teach about the impact of war on targeted groups, including Japanese-Americans.

    Here is the call for proposals, with an extended deadline of next Tuesday. I cannot attach the document on proposals, but if you write to Stephanie (email below) she could send it to you.

    I think a presentation from your group on developing K-12 curriculum based on TOR resources, which could be held perhaps at the CA Museum’s exhibition on the internment would be both time and compelling.

    Dear community,

    We are seeking engaging and creative site specific workshop proposals from across our region for the Imagining America national conference at UC Davis (Oct 12-14). We have extended the deadline to Tuesday, May 2, recognizing that people may use the weekend to finish their proposal.

    Attached is a document that contains the proposal application form for the site specific workshops and a guide with helpful tips for crafting your proposal.

    Please share with others who may be interested. Feel free to contact me ( or Bernadette Austin at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change (530-752-3007, if you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal idea.

    More about the Imagining America national conference can be found here:

    Thank you,
    Stephanie Maroney

    Graduate student co-organizer, 2017 Imagining America National Conference
    University of California, Davis

    • Hello Kathy,

      Thank you for your invitation (and our apologies for missing the 2017 deadline). We will definitely be on the lookout for the 2018 Imagining America National Conference and the opportunity to attend and present.

  3. I am reading
    We the People
    A Story of Internment in America
    I am on page 131, yet I feel compelled to share that I too had such mixed feelings about being Japanese as your mom when young Marielle.

    I am sansei. Brought up in a caucasion neighborhood and elementary school , (1960 – 1966).
    Because of what your mom shared, (so far), I now understand many questions I respectfully would not ask my parents and aunts and uncles.

    I grew up in Sacramento. Knowing the area and recognizing some names from the preface and introduction, brings me closer to understanding and getting answers to questions I was not to ask.
    Mom is 92 and dad is 87. Both were incarcerated as with their families. They met after the war 65 years ago. Both have been sharing that time with my youngest daughter who has gone to Manzanar Pilgrimage and Tule Lake Pilgrimage this year.

    Such a blessing for all the history that involves that period of time.
    AND, a lot of healing
    Thank You for continuing your mother’s legacy.
    With Love and prayers

    Laura Hironaka

    • Hello Laura,

      We are contacting Marielle today and sharing your contact information with her. I know she will be delighted to hear how We the People resonates with you.

      How wonderful that your parents are now sharing their stories with your daughter. We hope she is recording their stories to pass on to her children.

      Gail & Kathleen

    • Hi Laura:
      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Your parents are typical of the Nisei generation. They were silent and children were not told of the terrible experiences they suffered. The result has a positive side as we look back Had they complained and spoke of the terrible treatment by the U.S. government. Many of us might have grown up angry and resentful, hating our present government, when in reality it was the decision of leaders in the 40s responsible. Instead we grew up without those negative attitudes. The down side was we also did not speak up about our rights and fight for them until the 4th generation and a few brave Nisei who realized the importance of speaking out for Justice and Constitutional rights decided to take action. It is our story and we need to tell it — even more important to tell the NEXT generations. Thanks again for your comments. Marielle Tsukamoto

  4. Yes, she records as much as she can. She keeps her 2 high school daughters up to date with her information which in turn helps them, my granddaughters, understand my behavior is sometimes very Japanese.

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